Carol Vorderman allegedly turned down an invitation to appear on GB News after being fired from her BBC Radio Wales hosting job for violating their social media policies.
The former Countdown presenter, 62, who expresses her opinions on the Conservative Party on social media, announced in November that she would be leaving the BBC, where she has aired her Saturday morning programme since 2019.
It was announced at the time that she had breached the new guidelines, and ‘BBC Wales management have decided [she] must leave’.
It’s now been claimed that rival TV station GB News has made an offer with chief executive of the channel Angelos Frangopoulos reportedly having messaged the presenter and asked to meet up.
But Carol ignored the message, with a source telling The Mirror that she ‘wouldn’t touch that channel with a barge-pole’.
Another insider added, with Carol confirming ‘it’s true’ on X, formerly known as Twitter: ‘They seem to have forgotten how vile some of their rhetoric has been about her.’
A GB News source told the publication: ‘There was no firm offer but we are always open-minded to both left and right voices on the channel.’
This comes after GB News broadcaster and Tory MP Lee Anderson was accused of ‘bullying’ after making an ugly joke about Carol on social media.
After Laurence Fox made a series of statements regarding female reporter Ava Evans during a sexism issue at the channel, Anderson made his own contentious remarks.
Carol had criticised Anderson’s interview with Suella Braverman on GB News, writing on X: ‘Tory Lee Anderson (paid £100k by GB News) “interviewed” Tory Braverman, failing to challenge her on a single point. He says she was “nailing it”.
‘GB News did their best to dress up the rest of the programme as debate which may be enough for @ofcom not to consider a breach. Who knows?
‘Meanwhile GB News -has suspended 3 presenters in 2 days -has an investigation of its own into Wootton/Fox broadcast – and Ofcom admits it has 12 ongoing investigations Into the channel. Rocky days.’
Replying to Carol, Anderson wrote: ‘The sooner we ban single plastics the better.’
It appears he was referring to her marital status and her appearance, and his comment was blasted online.